03/04 . 06 . 2023


PRICE: 499EUR (299EUR Until 24th of May)





Mick Audsley is one of the leading feature film editors in activity. His career includes over 50 titles across film and television, collaborating with directors such as Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Mike Newell, Robert Zemeckis, Armando Iannucci, Kenneth Branagh and Neil Jordan and working on films such as "Interview with the Vampire" "12 Monkeys" "High Fidelity" "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" or more recently "The Personal History of David Copperfield".

After completing his postgraduate at the Royal College of Art film school, Mick Audsley began his film editing career at the British Film Institute Production Board, where he worked with writer director Bill Douglas cutting the final film of Douglas’ autobiographical trilogy My Way Home.

What was to become an extensive collaboration with Stephen Frears began with Walter (1982, a TV movie starring Ian McKellen). His work with Frears continued since, and has brought Audsley a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), as well as a BAFTA TV Award (Best Film or Video Editor Fiction/Entertainment) for The Snapper (in 1993).

Audsley has had a comparably extended collaboration with director Mike Newell, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).

His collaboration with Terry Gilliam include editing Twelve Monkeys (starring Bruce Willis and based on Chris Marker’s La Jeteé) and, more recently, the critically acclaimed The Zero Theorem (in 2013).

Mick Audsley also edited Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (directed by Neil Jordan, 1994), High Fidelity (directed by Stephen Frears, 2000) Everest (Baltasar Kormákur) Murder on the Orient Express (Kenneth Branagh) Allied (Robert Zemeckis), most recently, The Personal History of David Copperfield, working with Armando Iannucci.

Mick’s work also include supervising editing and editing consulting for features, as well as shorts and TV series.

Mick is right now one of the most accomplished and sought of editors in activity, and will surely deliver a wonderful workshop based on his extensive knowledge of the subject.

Marieke Audsley will be featuring alongside Mick on the topic "Understanding actors performances from the film editors point of view in order to facilitate the multiple choices presented."Marieke is a theatre director with a particular interest in comedy, literary adaptations and Shakespeare. She trained at Birkbeck on the Theatre Directing MFA after reading English at the University of Cambridge. Marieke’s directing credits include Ladies Day (New Vic & Octagon), The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! (Jermyn Street Theatre), Jekyll & Hyde (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Beryl (ERT & Arcola) and a touring production of Julius Caesar for the Royal Shakespeare Company. As an assistant/associate director she has worked extensively at the RSC and in the West End. Marieke was Resident Director on Kenneth Branagh’s season at the Garrick Theatre. Marieke teaches workshops and masterclasses on directing actors for the NFTS and works with actors training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.


3rd of June

Introduction of the participants to Mick, the participants will then be showed some clips of the work made by Mick Audsley. How to edit your characters/ actors and performance (practical examples
How to employ narrative techniques to create tension.
How to serve the narrative through effective editing.
Focus on how to help the story flow through the editing, and best processes.
Topics include the following:
analyzing some choices and options made in some of his works, generally sharing experiences of editing in the industry.(problem solving and good decisions)
How to apply the craft in different genres. The impact of genre on editing styles
Influence of great films, film history to help work. (musicals, horror, thriller, Shakespeare, study )

4th of June

‘Understanding actors performances from the film editors point of view in order to facilitate the multiple choices presented.’ (Featuring Marieke Audsley)
Technical aspects of the job - looking at recent project showing workflow.
Low budget, high budget?
How to work with sound, music and special effects.
Practical exercise. The participants will be given footage (a small scene) to work two weeks before the workshop, all participants will show their work at the workshop, the group will then analyze each editing, and learn from each other’s work. Mick will give his insight on each edited version of the footage. The participants should at the end be self-conscious of their editing choices, as well as aware of the other options taken by the other participants.
The relationship with the Director, DOP, Producer and other members of the film crew.
How to be a part of the whole process of film and television production and not merely as the final stage, becoming collaborators, not just efficient technicians.
The market reality for Editors, Agents, Rates, and finding your own work

NOTE: this workshop will not teach you about specific softwares, but instead it will enhance the capacity to edit in your mind, before you actually use your tools. It is about your decisions, your choices and your options as an editor.


The workshop designed for Editors, Directors, Sound Editors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Editing

The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking. In the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you have come to expect with the best experts available, but also the networking and interactivity of the workshops:

-The workshop group will have a limited number of participants, we will not host more than 25 participants.

- We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants.

- We have rearranged the workshops' sessions, which will take place in 4 days instead of the typical 2 days, so that the workshop is less overwhelming, as the typical two full days online would impact the capacities of the participants to absorb the content.

16 hours
Duration: 2 days
Dates: 3rd - 4th June 2023
9AM - 1PM and 2PM - 6PM BST (London)
10AM - 2PM and 3PM - 7PM CEST (Brussels)
4AM - 8AM and 9AM - 1PM EDT (New York)
6PM - 10PM and 11PM 3AM AEST (Sydney)
12PM - 4PM and 5PM 9PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai)
4PM - 8PM and 9PM 1AM CST (Beijing)
1:30PM - 5:30PM and 6:30PM 10:30PM IST (New Delhi)
Location: Online
Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 24th of May)
Maximum number of participants: 25
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